Smoky Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

2
Total Time
14 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
4 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Paprika is a fine powder that can be ground from several varieties of capsicum peppers.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 tsp

paprika

½ tsp, hot variety

table salt

¼ tsp

uncooked shrimp

¾ pound(s), peeled and deveined

store bought cocktail sauce

½ cup(s)

lime zest

½ tsp, grated

fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp

cilantro

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray; preheat the grill to high or prepare a hot fire.
  2. Stir together the oil, paprika, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Thread the shrimp on 4 skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak in water about 30 minutes.) Place the shrimp on the grill rack. Grill just until opaque in the center, about 2 minutes on each side. Pile the shrimp on a platter and serve with the sauce. Yields about 5 shrimp and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving.

Notes

Sweet paprika is made from sweeter peppers, while hot paprika is made from more fiery ones. Smoked paprika is made from peppers that have been slow-smoked over oak fires, then ground.

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